Weir Farm National Historic Site


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Weir Farm National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Weir Farm National Historic Site

Address:735 Nod Hill Rd
Wilton, CT 06897

Phone:203-834-1896
Fax:203-834-2421
Web: www.nps.gov/wefa/
Size: 74.3 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 31, 1990.
Location:In southwestern Connecticut, between the towns of Ridgefield and Wilton; accessible via US 7 and CT 102.
Facilities:Visitor center.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours, workshops, artists-in-residence programs, adult and children's art classes.
Special Features:Site is named in honor of J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), a leading American Impressionist painter and a founder of The Ten. After his death, the cultural heritage at Weir Farm was carried on by a second generation of artists, including his daughter Dorothy Weir Young, an artist; her husband Mahonri Mackintosh Young, a sculptor; C. Sperry Andrews, a contemporary landscape painter; and his wife Doris Andrews, also an artist. A study collection of important primary materials on the artists who lived and worked at Weir Farm is being gathered, including personal letters, sketchbooks, drawings, and major works of art.

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Bowers spent much of October working on wooden artifacts in the main house at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, a site that commemorates J.
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